By David Woodman
In 1868 American explorer Charles Francis corridor interviewed a number of Inuit hunters who referred to strangers traveling via their land. corridor instantly jumped to the realization that the hunters have been conversing approximately survivors of the Franklin excursion and trigger for the Melville Peninsula, the site of the various sightings, to gather extra tales and proof to help his supposition. His thought, notwithstanding, used to be roundly pushed aside via historians of his day, who concluded that the Inuit were bearing on different white explorers, regardless of major discrepancies among the Inuit proof and the files of alternative expeditions. In Strangers between Us Woodman re-examines the Inuit stories in gentle of recent scholarship and concludes that Hall's preliminary conclusions are supported via Inuit remembrances, remembrances that don't correlate with different expeditions yet are in keeping with Franklin's.
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No Inuit could have made it. A hole was dug out of the rocks and something deposited in it. Afterward, the stones covering the cache were thrown all in a pile on one side, and the deposit, whatever it was, taken out... "I41 The next day the party moved down to the site of the monument itself. Hall gave a detailed description of its setting: "On either side of the plain on which it stands is a river, and hills of delta are northeast of it. It is 100 feet above the sea, and near a hill upon the south side of the plain.
Not content with ridiculing Hall's methods (so similar to his own), Rae then shifts his target to cast aspersions on Tookoolitoo, Hall's interpreter. Hall readily believes all the "traditions" about Franklin's party and a supposed Crozier, whenever they tend to promote his own peculiar views, of which he gave us some insight before he went on this expedition, and it sometimes looks as if his very able interpreter lent her aid in constructing these so-called "traditions" ... 108 This line of attack was totally unworthy.
He said that quite a large river runs from the eastward nearly parrelel [sic] with Adge-go (Fury & Hecla Straight [sic]) & empties its waters into a Bay very near to Cape Ellice of Rae's discovery in 1847. Near the river south side of it Koo-loo-a found a monument of stone on the crest of a piece of rising ground & a little to one side west of the monument he found where a curious kind of cache had been made of stones. The cache had been opened & the stone all thrown on one side. The monument & the cache stones all shewed a great degree of freshness.